What’s in a Word?

What is it about words?  They surround us in greetings (“Merry Christmas!”), promises (“I do.”), blessings, (“Happy Birthday”), celebration (“Congratulations”), forgiveness (“I’m sorry”), and so much more. Words fascinate, inspire, and transform. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with […]

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Fish or Fowl?

Tessellate.  I woke up to that word running through my thoughts.  Really?  Tessellate?  Images of M.C. Escher’s work floated through my consciousness (or subconsciousness) as I pondered the meaning of the word.  “What are You trying to say to me Lord?”  So, before I began my daily journal entry, I went to the dictionary.  No help. […]

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Finding Your Way

There is was!  Smack in the middle of the workshop I was teaching.  We were talking about tag lines. For weeks, I had been struggling to find the right words to express what the Lord had spoken to me when He asked me to shepherd His army of artistic warriors.  “I help artists to…”  I started.  An […]

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What are You Afraid of?

“Now, gird up your loins and arise, and speak to them all which I commanded you.  Do not be dismayed before them, or I will dismay you before them.”  Jeremiah 1:17. The Word of the Lord: “Do not be overwhelmed by what I ask you to do.” “Do not let your ideas of whom I […]

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God’s Multiplication Table

There it is!  In the midst of a conversation with friend, a word of confirmation.  You hear the same words, phrase, or picture that you have experienced in your quiet time with the Lord.  You hear it, not quite believing God is confirming that BIG thing He has asked of you. Your heart starts pumping, […]

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When God Hits the Pause Button

You are sailing along.  Doors seem to be flying open.  Praising the Lord, you marvel at this season of suddenly, as you reconnect with old acquaintances, are introduced to new partnerships, and see the hand of God at work in your life and in those lives around you.  And then “suddenly”….nothing is happening.  The phone […]

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“Coming to Life”

“The earth was formless and void, and the darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.”  Genesis 1:2 It has been a long time since I have written  “Heartbeat of God”.  For reasons known solely to the Lord, the grace and release […]

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